BMW Group Australia, RMIT and University of Melbourne proudly present the fourth edition of #YourMelbourne, a future-focused sandbox where you can imagine, research, design, and present your vision of Melbourne in the year 2030, in line with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
From a vibrant CBD to sprawling suburbs each filled with unique character, Melbourne presents a unique challenge for the future mobility designers. How will technology change the way we work and live? How will this beautiful city survive and thrive into the future? We’ve asked the question; now it is your turn to put your creative spirit to the test.
BMW Group is committed to sustainability that extends throughout the company’s entire value chain. Our claim: The greenest electric car in the world will be produced by BMW.
This objective centres on reducing lifecycle CO2 emissions per vehicle by at least a third by 2030 compared with 2019 levels. The strategy includes cuts to CO2 emissions by at least 80 per cent in production, 40 per cent in the use phase and at least 20 per cent in the supply chain.
The aluminium in our cars is made using the power of the sun.
Our batteries see second lives as storage units for hydro-electric energy after their time in our cars.
We are the only car company committed to this circular approach to resources – and our pledge is to avoid rather than offset emissions altogether.
Find out more about BMW Group’s global sustainability efforts here.
Congratulations to the individuals and group teams for their impressive submissions.
All entries not only aligned with fulfilling the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, but they also demonstrated strong creativity and innovative thinking for sustainable mobility for Melbourne in 2030. To view the winning entries, please click on the links below.
I am an offshore student studying with RMIT or University of Melbourne. Can I still take part in the competition?
Yes, however you will not qualify for the work experience and cash prize you need to claim the prize in-person at the YourMelbourne award ceremony.
Should I join as a team or as an individual?
We encourage you to form teams!
• Cross-disciplinary expertise across all Schools and Colleges
• Able to look at a problem/create solution from multiple viewpoints
• Comprehensive problem solving, situation addressing
Can students team up with professors?
We encourage ongoing consultation with your professors on the Project. However, the bulk of the work must still be done by students/student teams.
Who will own the intellectual property rights of the project?
BMW Group Australia notes in the Terms and Conditions of the competition that it owns intellectual property rights relating to the project submitted.
However, BMW Group is not looking to claim credit for any original ideas that stem from this competition, and further independent publishing/amplification outside of the YourMelbourne competition is encouraged with an acknowledgement of your involvement in the competition.
Has the issue of indigenous sovereignty been addressed? Do we need to consult with indigenous communities before starting the project?
Your project should acknowledge the traditional landowners of the greater Melbourne region whose land has never been ceded.
Is the project only concerned with mobility in the Melbourne CBD? Should we also consider trafficways such as routes into and out of the city into suburbs?
Your project can include future mobility into and out of the city, including (but not limited to) main traffic veins such as networks and systems that supply the city with much-needed labour, goods and services.
Throughout the process, if I have any questions, how can I get help?
Your primary method to seek consultation on YourMelbourne is the dedicated Microsoft Teams site created for this competition. Please submit any questions you have there, and BMW Group / RMIT / University of Melbourne will help you in any way necessary. Alternatively, you may email email@example.com for any further questions.
If my submission file is larger than 15MB, how can I send it to BMW Group Australia?
Please use file transfer sites like Dropbox, Hightail or Wetransfer to send larger files, and BMW Group Australia will still receive them.
Will there be participation certificates for all teams/individuals that submit entries?
Yes, participation certificates will be given to all entrants.
How do I know if I / my team has won?
The top three entries from each category will be invited to present their idea/concept/business case to judges in October at BMW Group Australia headquarters. Winners will be announced at the YourMelbourne award ceremony in November.
Who can attend the award ceremony?
Friends and family of the entrants are invited to attend the final event at BMW Group Australia headquarters.
If an offshore student makes it into the final round of the competition, how can they present?
BMW Group Australia can make provision to provide digital presentation tools so that offshore students that make it into the finals are able to present from wherever they may be.